Quantum Break PC Performance Review

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Quantum Break PC Performance Review

4K Screenshot Graphical Comparison

 

When moving up the graphical setting in this game one thing came to mind very quickly, that this game looks fantastic when cranked up to medium settings or higher, giving us some spectacular lighting and some of the prettiest scenes that we have ever seen in gaming. 

Sadly at the Low and Lowest setting the game does take a huge visual hit, with shadows and lighting taking a huge drop in quality and textures becoming a blurry mess in places. The difference in the lowest and low settings is minimal, but this is mostly due to the fact that only AA options are changed. One question this raises is why the low settings of Quantum Break have AA on in the first place? 

 

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This scene really shows how greatly the lighting and textures change when moving from Low to medium settings, with the environmental details becoming a blurry mess in places and the lighting becoming significantly worse. 

All that you really need to do is look at the protagonist's, Jack Joice's, face and you will see that there are huge differences in the graphical quality.  

Medium is the optimum settings to use for the game, as it keeps the balance right between great graphics and a good framerate, though even at these settings many people will still struggle to get this game to play well at even 1080p.  

 

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Most Recent Comments

07-04-2016, 13:54:34

AngryGoldfish
For every GTA V, Shadow of Mordor, and Mad Max, with great gameplay, limited bugs and superb performance scaling, there is a Syndicate, Quantum Break, and Gears of War.Quote

07-04-2016, 16:36:19

Mysterae
Nice write up.

I'm convinced this is a game with a couple of purposes. Firstly, to get Xbone users to try it on their computers as well, to either convince them that PC's are crap or to show them what's better on the PC. They failed at the latter.
Secondly, it's an experiment with UWP on the masses, to see if we will swallow this ****.


You have an important typo on the third page that gave me a glimmer of hope, but alas it's not true - ".. which is a shame since this game has now SLI or Crossfire support".Quote

08-04-2016, 06:10:35

WYP
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Originally Posted by Mysterae View Post
Nice write up.

I'm convinced this is a game with a couple of purposes. Firstly, to get Xbone users to try it on their computers as well, to either convince them that PC's are crap or to show them what's better on the PC. They failed at the latter.
Secondly, it's an experiment with UWP on the masses, to see if we will swallow this ****.


You have an important typo on the third page that gave me a glimmer of hope, but alas it's not true - ".. which is a shame since this game has now SLI or Crossfire support".
Typo fixed, thanks for the spot.

A lot of extra work went into this one, especially when it came to getting benchmarking data. I like the idea of percentile based framerate data, which is something that I will be looking more into for the future.Quote

08-04-2016, 07:00:39

SimplexPL
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While there has been a lot of talk on the internet about the "terrible" PC performance of Quantum Break I can say that these reports have been exaggerated
(...)
Sadly on my system I was unable to get the game to run at a solid 60FPS, regardless of the GPU that I used (...) which is a very strange prospect given that I was playing Quantum Break from an SSD on a system with an overclocked i7 6700K CPU and 16GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory.
So you were unable to run at solid 60fps at 1080p (which is effectively 720p if NeoGAF is to be believed) at lowest settings on "overclocked i7 6700K CPU and 16GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory" and a 980Ti/Fury, yet reports that the game runs terribly are "exaggerated"?
This game runs terribly, period.

Not being able to sustain 60fps at the lowest graphical settings at 1080p (reprojected 720p) on a fastest possible CPU, memory and GPU means, that the talk on the internet about the "terrible" PC performance is accurate, not exaggerated. What is the last AAA game that run that badly?Quote

08-04-2016, 10:05:08

Primey
What a bloody mess of a gameQuote
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